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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom fastest-selling game in series, over 10m units sold worldwide in three days


Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has had an incredible debut. Earlier today, Nintendo announced the Breath of the Wild sequel sold over 10m units worldwide in just three days. This makes it the fastest selling Zelda release to date.

Along with these figures, Nintendo also revealed it is Europe's fastest-selling game for Nintendo Switch.

And, the speedy records don't stop there. Tears of the Kingdom is also the fastest-selling Nintendo game for any system in Europe. Phew!

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - DF Tech Review.

Breath of the Wild is the highest-selling game in the series, but at this rate Tears of the Kingdom could well take over.

"In its seventh year, Nintendo Switch momentum continues strongly, as this record-breaking launch shows," said Nintendo of Europe president, Stephan Bole in a press release.

"We're so grateful for the support of fans for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and are truly looking forward to seeing their adventures and creations as they journey into Hyrule."

Now, when Bole said he was looking forward to seeing all of our Tears of the Kingdom creations, I wonder if he had a Korok rotisserie in mind? Let's be honest, probably not.

Edwin was impressed by Tears of the Kingdom. In our Eurogamer Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review, he called the sequel "a terrific Breath of the Wild follow-up with some brilliant new systems, amazing views and more dungeon-type spaces, plus a slightly deadening emphasis on gathering resources", and awarded the game four stars.

Be sure to check out our guides if you are one of the many making their way through Hyrule. From Tears of the Kingdom's skies to its murky depths, the guides team has you covered.

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Victoria developed a deep love for video games watching her brothers barrel their way through Goldeneye 007. She will unashamedly spout forth all sorts of niche Zelda lore to anyone who will listen (and even at times to those who won't), and makes the best pancakes you have ever seen.